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How do you fix common disk error error codes?

Published on December 29th, 2021 Updated: April 11th, 2022

There are a few different Disk Error error codes that can pop up on a computer. The most common ones are 0x80070017, 0x80070070, and 0x8007001F. These error codes typically happen when there is a problem with the hard drive, either with the physical drive itself or with the logical structure of the drive. Sometimes, these error codes can also pop up if there is a problem with the way that the computer is communicating with the hard drive.

1. Run a disk check

  1. Open the Settings app on your device
  2. Under System, tap on Storage
  3. Under Storage, tap on your device's name
  4. Tap on Disk Check
  5. On the Disk Check screen, tap on Start
  6. On the Disk Check screen, tap on OK
  7. On the Disk Check screen, tap on the summary tab
  8. On the Summary tab, tap on the error code that you are trying to fix
  9. On the Error code screen, tap on the Fix button
  10. On the Fix screen, tap on the Fix Details screen
  11. On the Fix Details screen, tap on the Options tab
  12. On the Options tab, tap on the Scan button
  13. On the Scan screen, tap on the type of disk that you are trying to fix
  14. On the Type of disk screen, tap on the type of disk that you are trying to fix
  15. On the Type of disk screen, tap on the OK button
  16. On the Summary tab, tap on the OK button

2. Run a disk cleanup

To run a disk cleanup in order to fix common Disk Error error codes:

  1. Open the Windows command prompt.
  2. Type "cmd" and hit enter.
  3. Type "cleanmgr" and hit enter.
  4. Type "scanhealth" and hit enter.
  5. Type "fixboot" and hit enter.

3. Defragment your hard drive

  1. Open the Windows Disk Defragmenter by clicking on the Start button, typing “disk defragmenter” and clicking on the “Disk Defragmenter” result.
  2. On the Disk Defragmenter main window, click on the “Start” button and select the “Defragment Now” option.
  3. On the “Defragment Now” window, select the “Online” mode and click on the “Defragment” button.
  4. The Disk Defragmenter will start to defragment the hard drive. During the defragmentation process, the Disk Error error codes will be fixed.
  5. When the defragmentation process is finished, click on the “Finish” button.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Check for errors in the Windows Event Viewer
  2. Check for bad sectors on your hard drive
  3. Update your drivers
  4. Scan for viruses and malware
  5. Check your BIOS settings
  6. Reset your PC